Dreyfus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Dreyfus: Alfred Dreyfus

Drey·fus

 (drī′fəs, drā-), Alfred 1859-1935.
French army officer of Jewish descent who was convicted of treason (1894), sentenced to life imprisonment, and ultimately acquitted when the evidence against him was shown to have been forged by anti-Semites.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Dreyfus

(ˈdreɪfəs; French drɛfys)
n
(Biography) Alfred (alfrɛd). 1859–1935, French army officer, a Jew whose false imprisonment for treason (1894) raised issues of anti-semitism and militarism that dominated French politics until his release (1906)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Drey•fus

(ˈdreɪ fəs, ˈdraɪ-)

n.
Alfred, 1859–1935, French army officer of Jewish descent: wrongfully convicted of treason; acquitted 1906.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dreyfus - French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935)Dreyfus - French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
"It may be psychologically possible," answered Flambeau, "and it certainly would explain Dreyfus being certain he was wronged and his judges being sure he was guilty.
If you are not agreeable I shall send a note to your commandant tonight that will end in the degradation that Dreyfus suffered--the only difference being that he did not deserve it."
Around 120 years after Jewish French artillery officer Alfred Dreyfus was put on trial and stripped of his rank because of anti-Semitic rumors in what became known as the Dreyfus Affair, justice might finally be done.
All closed ended fixed income mutual funds, DMF, DSM and LEO were launched and are managed by the Dreyfus Corporation.
Currently, Dreyfus shares the record of most number of individual wins - eight times - with Cloris Leachman and if she takes home this year's Emmy, Dreyfus will be making history.
The notorious scandal of injustice known as the Dreyfus Affair triggered an antisemitic reaction in France in the late nineteenth century, a subject thoroughly studied and analyzed by a multitude of scholars.
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announced that Robert Langer, institute professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, won the 2019 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-March 8, 2019-BNY Mellon Investment Management to rebrand Dreyfus
At the time of the Dreyfus affair, many members of the artistic avant-garde took sides: Monet and Pissarro, with their old friend and supporter Zola, were Dreyfusard, or pro-Dreyfus, as were the younger radical artists Luce, Signac, and Vallotton and the American Mary Cassatt; Cezanne, Rodin, Renoir, and Degas were anti-Dreyfusard.
An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris, is a riveting fictionalization of the Dreyfus Affair--an espionage case that began in France at the end of the 19th century.
Fellow actor Chuckie Dreyfus, who saw Montenegro's post, got concerned and in a comment asked her what happened.